(Plant heights are given at maturity)
Mimosa, Silk Tree
Albizzia julibrissin (or mimosa as it is
known in the southern US) is
an acacia like tree suitable for warmer
climates with an open umbrella
shape. It is a member of the pea family (Leguminosae) and grow
Persia, Japan, and other Asian countries. A striking and graceful
tree, albizzias are used as shade and ornamental specimens. They
prefer a sunny location with well drained sandy loam, but can
adapt to a variety of soil types.
The mimosa tree of the southern US is truly a
gorgeous spectacle to behold in the late spring or early summer, with
its feathery fernlike
leaves and fragrant pink powder puff blooms (in cooler climates, the
trees will bloom later in the season). Once a favorite
street tree in the southern US, it has sadly lost popularity in favor
of less venerable species.
Completely hardy to -10F (-23.3C), albizzia julibrissin can survive
cooler temperatures (to -20F or-28.8C) in a sheltered
location. They have been known to survive in the US as far north
as New York City and Boston, Massachusetts if given proper
shelter. Without shelter, the trees may not survive or will die
back to the ground each winter.
Trees should be pruned in the early spring before breaking
dormancy. The trees can withstand sever pruning and come back
unharmed, but little pruning is usually needed.
Our seed stock and trees are northern grown.
julibrissin rosea) Hardy to -10F (-23.3C);
|#1225 Packet $7.50
Approximately 100 seeds
|#B4z-1225 4 oz. seeds $33.50
|#B1-1225 1 lb. seeds $65.50
|#P1225H 2-3ft. seedling
|#P3-1225H Three trees
seedlings) $ 50.99
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